What could be more magnetic than fridge magnets? Try the whole fridge. Chicago's favorite refrigerator—former Chicago Bears player and Super Bowl champion William "The Refrigerator" Perry—continued to draw crowds to the Big Ass Fans (http://rbi.ims.ca/3847-531) booth at the National Design Engineering Show. Perry often travels with the company to trade events nationwide as a spokesperson, and his autographs have created "a cult following," says Big Ass' John Pennycuff. The company has another attention-grabber wherever it goes—a stuffed donkey hanging down from a Big Ass fan, and with its head turned, chasing its own rear the whole time.
United Launch Alliance will fly 3D-printed flight hardeware parts on its rockets starting next year with the Atlas V. The company's Vulcan next-gen launch vehicle will have more than 100 production parts made with 3D printing. The main driver? Parts consolidation and 57% lower production costs.
The new small-form-factor EZ-BLE PRoC (Programmable Radio on Chip) module is a derivative of the existing PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution. The EZ-BLE PRoC module integrates the programmability and ARM Cortex-M0 core of the PRoC BLE, two crystals, an onboard chip antenna, a metal shield, and passive components.
The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
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